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  • About and around CEPIC, Dublin 2010

    by Tangie | 17th of June, 2010

    We're back from this year's CEPIC conference and after gathering the notes and observations made there, we've put together this article to give you a general idea of what went on in Dublin. This year, more than ever, microstock was under the spotlight. Many... More
  • Oops! Keywording Mistakes to Avoid

    by Ellenboughn | 18th of November, 2008

    Time for a reminder of the most common keywording mistakes to avoid. Pay attention to the list below so that your images aren't overlooked in a search due to poor keywords. Incorrect keywords can lead to frustrated buyers that hurts everyone's downloads. Keywording should... More
  • PEACE

    by Ellenboughn | 27th of December, 2007

    All across the world in many countries the time between Christmas and the first week of the New Year is traditionally a time of celebration and reflection. It’s a time of hope, family and travel. I’m taking the week off for the same reasons. I have a blog ready in the... More
  • What Time Is It?

    by Ellenboughn | 14th of November, 2007

    There has been noise recently in the photo news about an email exchange that writer and Wired Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Chris Anderson, had with a hapless photographer who had sent Anderson a promo piece using bulk email from a purchased list. Anderson blasted back, accusing... More
  • Local Global

    by Ellenboughn | 10th of October, 2007

    Business and travel have shrunk the world. Our customers sometimes want images that represent local and regional lifestyles and symbols. How can you best illustrate the character of the country in which you live without using flags or depicting landmarks? The assignment beginning... More
  • Dreamstime and CEPIC

    by Ellenboughn | 11th of June, 2007

    The Dreamstime Team is in Florence, Italy for the annual CEPIC (Coordination of European Picture Agencies) Congress. Serban Enache, Dragos Jianu and I were among the 900 delegates from 500 companies from 50 countries to attend the four day Congress. We met in a truly... More
  • Global Warming

    by Ellenboughn | 11th of April, 2007

    April 22 is Earth Day. The tipping point has been reached. Politicians and corporations have joined the rest of us in sharing concern for what human activity is doing to the earth. As a consequence there is an increasing demand for images that illustrate these major issues.... More
  • Accepted photos on Crowds assignment - an improvement?

    by Raulbaldean | 10th of February, 2017

    I haven't uploaded a lot since last time I wrote a blog article 2015, but I had a nice surprise having 6 photos accepted for "Crowds" assignment. Last time I sent photos for an assignment, all 10 were refused. After that, I uploaded them normally and they were accepted, so... More
  • The concept: Autumn leaves

    by Physi28 | 18th of January, 2017

    Some days ago I took my camera equipped with a macro lens and went to the nearby forest, I was looking for the concept "Autumn to Winter". I wanted to show somehow the decay of the Autumn leaves as fungus and bacteria separate their components and "help them&... More
  • WOW! Assignment

    by Baspentrubas | 9th of January, 2017

    Hello everybody, Until now I have participated only once in a DT contest , with a single image (didn't win). This time i feel more inspired and i have two images on this wow assignment contest. I hope i will have more inspiration to do a few more pictures... More
  • 11 Ways to Get Started Creating Concept Pieces

    by Smokinggun7 | 8th of December, 2016

      (This is the #1 result for "big fish in a small pond." But it's a shark. How could you benefit from creating concepts?) Can I let you in on a dirty little secret? A lot of designers out there don't want to admit it, but, well... There are a lot of us who have... More
  • For better background images

    by Eternalfour | 22nd of August, 2016

    I see you posting a lot of background related visuals which may have a good selling rate. Normally you’d be busy posting those visuals with the hope of them be selected at first then sold later, however the preference of them being sold may dominate the latter giving... More
  • Turning Refusal into Acceptance

    by Kheng1987 | 30th of July, 2016

    One of the common refusal comments is "The image contains elements that might be protected by copyright/trademark (logos, brands, specific buildings etc.)... Read more: https://www.dreamstime.com/thread_148". I have my fair share of refusals with this comment.  ... More
  • Looking for world concept collection

    by Zoommy | 24th of June, 2016

    This is my new collection with wordmap or globe concepts subjects as internet, social media, networking, security, privacy, immigration, peace and so on. If you wish to add some images on my collection, let me know. it will be a pleasure. Thanks Zoommy World concept... More
  • Milestone of 500 files sold!

    by Snookless | 8th of May, 2016

    Well I finally reached the 500 files sold. This is the 500th file here, not a super great photo but this is it.     I do not get a lot of chances to upload many files but I am trying, soon to get to 700 files online which is pocket change for most of you. This... More
  • Concept photography

    by Apers | 20th of February, 2016

    Concept photography is still very challenging for me. The challenge is to visualize an idea in a single picture. In such a way that it is immediately recognized and that it needs no explanation. I have tried several, however, this did not result in a big sales. Here is my... More
  • 600 Images on Dreamstime

    by Umdash9 | 5th of January, 2016

    I am pleased to have reached a significant goal of 600 images on Dreamstime, Iset this goal of 600 images as the minimum amount to start thinking about stock photography as an income. My first accepted image Dubrovnik cable car 10/02/2013     More
  • Starting to upload concept art and digital backgrounds

    by Coralreefart | 21st of December, 2015

    I am starting to upload digital background. I want to upload all type of image which I can imagine. Taj Mahal In future Beautiful forest scene Tropical mountain island                 More
  • 500 images online! Wahoo!

    by Williamsphere | 14th of December, 2015

    Some days I thought it would never happen. 500 DT images accepted and online. I am excited and appreciative of the admin folks who take time to peruse my work and give suggestions. I may not always agree (sometimes my favorites are declined) but those times make me think,... More
  • New on Dreamstime

    by Anouknoordhuizen | 14th of December, 2015

    Just recently I got accepted on Dreamstime. I was really very happy and honored I got accepted. Step one was taken, now I will have to find my way in this. I will have to find out what kind of pictures are accepted and which pictures are not. Also I will have to discover... More

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